Biodiversity

The Kingdoms of Life, Taxonomy, and Classification

Classification – Information on taxonomy, classification and the kingdoms of life

American Museum of Natural History – Hall of Biodiversity

Animal Diversity Web – From the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

BC Science 6 – Online learning centre from McGraw-Hill Ryerson to support the British Columbia science curriculum – chapters 1, 2, and 3 support the Biodiversity unit

Biology4Kids – Information on taxonomy, kingdoms, species, invertebrates, vertebrates, plants and microorganisms

Canadian Biodiversity Website – Information on Canada’s ecozones and species distribution

Canada’s Arctic – Information on Canada’s Arctic species from The University of Guelph

Canada’s Aquatic Environments – Information on Canada’s Aquatic species from The University of Guelph

Canadian Museum of Nature – The Ottawa museum’s website.  Click on Explore Nature! for many online resources – go to the Teacher Zone’s About Nature section to visit other biodiversity websites created by the musuem.

Cells Alive Microscopy – Microscopy site mainly focusing on microorganisms

Dennis Kunkel Microscopy – Great pictures of living things in all kingdoms

Discover Life – Interactive encyclopedia of life with over 1 million species pages – the Site Map is helpful.

Kidport Reference Library – The Animal Kingdom

Microbe Zoo – Fun site on microorganisms

Science with Dr. T  – Invertebrates

Science with Dr.  T – Vertebrates

Seaworld – Visit the Animal Info section for various information

Planet-Science – The Five Kingdoms of Life

The Toronto Zoo – Animal fact sheets

Tree of Life

University of California Museum of Paleontology – Information on bacteria, eubacteria and archaebacteria

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Hinterland Who’s Who

Natural Perspective – Information and great photos on various species

Middle School Science – Life Science links to various species

A Touch of Class Game – Online interactive activity on classification

Franklyn Institute for Science

Classifying Critters – Online classification activity

National Geographic

Encyclopedia of Life

 

The Importance of Biodiversity

Biodiversity 911

Canadian Biodiversity Website – Information on the theory of Biodiversity, Patterns in Biodiversity and Conservation Issues

Canadian Museum of Nature – The Ottawa museum’s website.  Click on Explore Nature! for many online resources – go to the Teacher Zone’s About Nature section to visit other biodiversity websites created by the musuem.

Extreme Ostrich Makeover – Survival of the ostrich in a new habitat

Glencoe Science – Click on the web links to learn about how plants from the rainforest help us

Ology – From the American Museum of Natural History

Biodiversity and Human Health

Benefits of Biodiversity

Biodiversity Project – benefits of biodiversity

The Encyclopedia of Earth – Biodiversity Hotspots

Biodiversity Hotspots

Hinterland Who’s Who – Click on “Issues and Topics” for Biodiversity

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Biodiversity

The Environmental Literacy Council – This site has a page with some good biodiversity resources

Living Planet Report 2011 – From the World Wildlife Fund

 

Additional Resources

American Museum of Natural History – Resources for Learning

Seaworld – Visit the Just for Teachers section for resource guids

My Science Site Diversity of Life – Information Page

My Science Site – Diversity of Living Things Teacher’s Resource

Biodiversity Activities – Econometers Lesson

Science Online

Biodiversity Information, Activities, and Interviews

Environment Canada Biodiversity Page